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  • A Seacam Tool for Freediving - SEACAM USA
    may be better Here is the S180 Note that it is heavy because it contains a lot of very high quality glass prisms and very little air to contribute any buoyancy to offset the weight Here is the Pro viewfinder Much less weight and with a wide port or a fisheye port a very streamlined housing package The Pro viewfinder still offers a very nice view of the focus screen and viewfinder information not enlarged like the S180 or S45 but still quite adequate for focus and composition on quickly moving subjects and reading viewfinder LED Now consider a lens and port combination for this application the Tokina 10 17 and fisheye port See image explanation at bottom of each test photo ANGLE OF VIEW AT 10MM F 4 focus on exposure slate in the center NO PORT EXTENSION FE PORT Corners are very soft HERE IS THAT SAME SHOT CORNER DETAIL AT 100 BLURRY CORNER IS OBVIOUS CORNER DETAIL WITH PVL20 AND FE AT 10MM GREAT IMPROVEMENT Note that longer than a PVL20 and the sunshade on the Fisheye port will vignette so no port extension and a PVL20 are the only options Performance is clearly enhanced with PVL20

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  • Seacam Polecam Instructions - SEACAM USA
    goes to socket on monitor marked camera On viewfinder socket marked remote remains covered by bulkhead cap and is not used On housing the remote bulkhead is hardwired via S6 connector cord directly to polecam trigger Camera is fired by trigger not black button on monitor Alternatively polecam trigger can be plugged into electronic monitor socket marked trigger if long cord to housing is not to be used Can eliminate excessive cord entanglement as in photos above Strobe can be plugged into either synch socket as per normal underwater operation Option 3 Polecam with remote trigger only Cord goes from remote socket on housing to Seacam trigger unit The trigger unit slides in hole in polecam designed to operate trigger at 90 degrees from polecam perfect for thumb or finger actuation Inside housing pigtail cord has to run from bulkhead to camera s remote socket Precautionary Notes Vertical grip handle shown in this illustration is a custom application and not available as an authorized Seacam polecam accessory Use tie wraps or tape to keep all cords from dangling in water when working with sharks The electrical current through cords combined with proximity to bait can make it VERY LIKELY a

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  • Seacam Polecam Components - SEACAM USA
    camera and mates with the S6 remote socket that goes into housing located on left side of housing near lower part of handle We can provide Here are additional bits needed and pricing can be found at http www seacamusa com wp content uploads seacam pricing remote pdf E EYE VIEWFINDER INCLUDES CABLE SHUTTER CABLE 1M E EYE MONITOR I recommend a second battery but it is certainly not necessary for most shooters SPARE BATTERY PACK REMOTE MONITOR Probably also will want 3 8 ball adapter for bottom of housing spare Ball adapter M8 for top of housing That takes care of the remote module now all that is left is the polecam This below was my first trials with it and I had way too much cord You d want that much cord to use underwater with remote monitor but a smaller cord that doesn t dangle in front of a rowdy shark is better for polecam work Also you can t really shoot verticals with it like this so I asked Harald Hordosch of Seacam to create a handle with a ball attached for the left side of the housing That is an optional item but I highly

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  • SEACAM | Contact | SEACAM USA
    Rentals Tech Notes Preowned Dealers Travel Contact Contact Stephen Frink Photographic 100750 Overseas Highway PO Box 372720 mail only Key Largo Florida 33037 800 451 3737 305 451 3737 Please do not hesitate to contact SEACAM USA for more information Your Name required Your Email required Subject Your Message Please enter the above characters in the box Stephen Frink Photographic 100750 Overseas Highway PO Box 372720 mail only Key Largo

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  • SEACAM USA Stephen Frink - SEACAM USA
    for housings elegant and robust dual Read More A Seacam Tool for Freediving Posted by Stephen Frink on May 19 2014 in Other Reference I m often asked for a camera housing lens combination that works for freediving photographing whales dolphins or pelagic fish The optimal optical performance might be with a superdome and the very best view of the groundglass might be with an S180 viewfinder But together they are rather big and heavy with considerable water resistance Sometimes it doesn t Read More Seacam Polecam Instructions Posted by Stephen Frink on May 19 2014 in Other Reference Option 1 Polecam triggered through Electronic Monitor On viewfinder cord marked remote goes into remote socket on camera housing Inside housing cord must be plugged from bulkhead to remote socket on camera On viewfinder cord marked monitor goes to monitor and is plugged into socket marked camera In this scenario camera is triggered by Read More Seaflash 150 User Manual PDF Posted by Stephen Frink on May 15 2014 in Other Reference Read More Wetpixel Remote Monitor and polecam for sharks Posted by Stephen Frink on May 15 2014 in Other Reference Read More Wetpixel Remote Monitor for underwater use Posted

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  • SEACAM USA General Archives - SEACAM USA
    29 2015 in General Read More Ocean Geographic s Ocean Insider on Housings Posted by frinkdevp on Jan 6 2015 in General Ocean Geographic s Ocean Insider on Housings Read More Recent Posts SEACAM FAQ January 29 2015 Ocean Geographic s Ocean Insider on Housings January 6 2015 SEACAM Acromat WetMacro Lens May 19 2014 The superiority of the S6 connector May 19 2014 A Seacam Tool for Freediving May

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  • SEACAM USA Housings Archives - SEACAM USA
    housing for my Canon 5DMKII for the first time The first impression was that it is a nice size appreciably smaller than my housing for the Canon EOS1DsMKIII and the combination smaller housing plus lighter camera will no doubt make a difference Read More First dive with SEACAM 5DII Posted by Stephen Frink on May 10 2014 in Housings In the water with my new Canon 5DII I shot my Seacam 5DII housing yesterday on Aquarius Habitat here in Key Largo A few quick observations on housing camera Set up New latches and integrated lens release are very nice additions to new style housings also on Nikon D3 version Otherwise very similar Read More Hot Shoe pin configuration for Canon 1D 1Ds MKII 5D and Nikon D2X D200 digital cameras Posted by Stephen Frink on May 8 2014 in Housings In a recent post from Harald Hordosch designer of the Seacam housing we have been alerted to some problems users have been experiencing with dual strobes It has been particularly vexing with the D2X as shooters have had images disappear mysteriously failing to write to compact flash card In Harald s words We had no problems Read More Recent Posts

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  • SEACAM USA Lenses, Ports, Domes Archives - SEACAM USA
    2014 in Lenses Ports Domes Read More Stephen tests Tokina 10 17mm fisheye zoom Posted by Stephen Frink on May 12 2014 in Lenses Ports Domes Read More Canon 16 35mm II Lens Test Posted by Stephen Frink on May 12 2014 in Lenses Ports Domes Test Chronology New Canon 16 35mm II lens 4 30 07 I m out of town tomorrow and can t do the UW test quite yet but the 16 35 L II arrived this afternoon and I did a very quick test Tripod mounted with focus on the part of the board in the center that said Church Center Read More Lens Testing for Underwater Use Posted by Stephen Frink on May 12 2014 in Lenses Ports Domes A few months ago I decided it was time to find out what would be optimal underwater performance of my particular lenses in my particular dome ports So that meant the tedious trial and error of pool testing with a variety of lenses ports port extension and diopters I even borrowed some lenses from Canon Read More SEACAM Wet Two Diopter Posted by Stephen Frink on May 12 2014 in Lenses Ports Domes Observations from the Road Seacam Wet Two Diopter in Papua New Guinea I have previously tested Seacam s Wet One diopter in St Vincent However for this trip to Papua New Guinea I had the opportunity to test the new more powerful Wet Two diopter Having seen the results I have to make a rather bold Read More Canon 17 40mm reflections in dome port Posted by Stephen Frink on May 12 2014 in Lenses Ports Domes A Low Tech Solution for a High Tech Problem Ever since I began shooting Canon digital SLRs underwater I ve had a problem with one particular

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